Carnegie Mellon University

International Students

There are many resources and services both campus-wide and within the Career & Professional Development Center (CPDC) for international students. Please review the below drop-down categories for more information. Appointments with a Career Consultant can be scheduled in Handshake.

  • Handshake
    Handshake is the premiere platform for recruiting students. In your student account, you can find information about Career Fairs on CMU’s campus, find Info Sessions within your department, search for jobs/internships using the CareerShift Resource, schedule an appointment with your Career Consultant, and much more!
  • GoinGlobal
    Use the GoinGlobal platform to view Top OPT Employers in the US with an established track record of hiring F-1 students with OPT authorization.

    You can also review Career Guides. These guides are packed with job search resources, work permit and visa regulations, resume/cv writing guidelines, interview advice, and cultural advice for specific cities and countries.

    GoinGlobal has an exclusive H1B Plus database that provides millions of visa application listings for American employers seeking to hire international talent. Search for a particular company to see the likelihood of future visa sponsorship based on sponsorship history.

    To conduct a job search outside the US, utilize the employment search engine, which searches for jobs worldwide in the local language as well as in English.
  • International Work Permission On and Off Campus
    If you have an immigration status here in the US, you must confirm when and how to obtain work authorization if and when required. Consult the Office of International Education for further information. International Students can also find answers to commonly asked questions on job applications using this resource about work authorization questions.
  • Carnegie Mellon H-1B Info Session
    Interested in learning more about the H-1B visa? How can someone obtain it? When is the filing timeline? Are you eligible? Consult the Office of International Education for details on their annual presentation in November.
  • Carnegie Mellon Alumni Association Regional Networks-International
    The Carnegie Mellon University Alumni Association supports volunteer networks around the world consisting of alumni, students, and parents interested in building and maintaining connections with each other and the university. Use your networking skills to connect with alumni in another country!

Office of International Education 
The Office of International Education (OIE) is committed to supporting, promoting and celebrating individuals in an intercultural environment. OIE advocates for and facilitates international and cross-cultural experiences, perspectives and initiatives. OIE promotes and coordinates study abroad and acts as a liaison to the university for international students, researchers and professors.

Student Academic Success Center

The Student Academic Success Center (SASC) supports student success by providing academic coaching, subject-specific tutoring, effective communication strategies, accommodations for students with disabilities, and language support for multi-lingual learners. The SASC provides personalized tutoring, workshops and resources.

Alumni Association
The Carnegie Mellon University Alumni Association (CMUAA) provides the Carnegie Mellon alumni community with a variety of ways to connect and reconnect to each other, current students and the university. The CMUAA has an online community. As a registered member, alumni and current students can connect with new and old friends, register for events, network professionally and access alumni email. The CMUAA also hosts Industry Insights, which may be particularly helpful for international students.   

Note: Carnegie Mellon is NOT an eligible employer for the purpose of STEM OPT Extension.